Adelaide Crows Training Session
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25: Fischer McAsey of the Crows marks in front of Darcy Fogarty of the Crows during an Adelaide Crows AFL training session at AAMI Park on May 25, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Mark Brake/Getty Images)

Adelaide youngster Fischer McAsey could meet with an unnamed Victorian club in the coming days as he returns to Melbourne after discussions with a rival club.

McAsey is contracted to the Crows for next season, however has found opportunities hard to come by at West Lakes since joining Adelaide as the sixth overall selection from the 2019 National Draft.

The 21-year-old has played 10 games at senior level in three seasons, all coming in his debut campaign of 2020.

Reports from August suggested McAsey was destined to join Carlton this off-season, with the versatile young tall now revealed to be heading to Victoria after discussions with a rival club.

9 News Adelaide's Emma Henderson has revealed the East Brighton product is flying to Melbourne on Friday, three days before the AFL trade period opens.

Adelaide senior coach Matthew Nicks defended McAsey after his past link to the Blues, stating patience has been required from the 198cm Crow.

“It's not that it hasn't worked necessarily. The expectation is huge when you're a top 10 pick, so there's a lot of pressure that comes with that, especially in a town like Adelaide where we are passionate about our footy,” Nicks said on SEN SA Breakfast in August.

“For Fischer, it has been a pretty tough road. He's put his head down, he's working so hard to get his game back to certain levels.

“Now, there were a number of reasons why early it wasn't working for him. Things happening off-field, a couple of challenges that he was faced with, but in saying that he's started working really hard on his footy."

McAsey is capable of playing at either end of the field, having been utilised in attack for Adelaide's SANFL side this year.